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Ancient Greek - Lower Intermediate 2

Course aims

To read and understand original texts in Classical and New Testament Greek.

Course length

66 hours – usually 33 weekly sessions of 2 hours across 3 terms

Who is this course for?

For those who have completed Lower Intermediate 1 or those with some knowledge of Ancient Greek.

Course content

  • The Peloponnesian War
  • Greek Education
  • Signs, Dreamas and Oracles
  • Rationalism and Mysticism
  • Grammar - Indirect statements, relative pronouns, comparison of adjectives (regular/irregular), the optative mood, conditional sentences, Perfect and Pluperfect tense (middle and passive)

This is not an exhaustive list. Other topics and language functions may be added/replaced according to the needs of the language and the learners.

How will I be assessed?

Your work in class will be assessed by your tutor in order to enhance your learning. You will be expected to take these assessments.

Will I gain any qualifications?

A certificate of achievement will be awarded on completion of the course.

What could this course lead to?

Next level: Lower Intermediate 2*

*Please note that we cannot guarantee that this level will be offered as all courses are planned subject to sufficient demand.

How will I learn?

Using the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The emphasis at this level will be on acquiring and practising speaking and listening skills in order to get by in the country. There will be tutor input, group pair and individual work, and use of a range of audiovisual and IT resources.

We aim to match the teaching to a wide range of individual learning styles and to make your learning enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. You will be given homework to complete after each session.

Some literacy, numeracy and IT skills can help you learn a language. We can give you guidance and support to acquire these.

Your commitment as a learner

To achieve success on the course you will need to attend regularly, and on time. If you need to miss a class, please let us know in advance.

You will need to ensure that you allow sufficient time for self-study and complete any homework set. You will be expected to complete all assessments and complete the full course.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to bring a pen, paper, ring-binder and you may be required to purchase a course book.

If you need to purchase a coursebook you can do this from European Schoolbooks Ltd and get a 10% discount.

Go to www.eurobooks.co.uk - Click on Partners. From the Search Options – Stage 1 dropdown menu - Click on Brasshouse Languages. A list of books will be displayed per language - Select the book advised by your tutor - Click on Buy Now.

Please Note: You do not need to open an account, just click on Checkout as a guest.

Useful websites

  • The BAES online course directory: www.learnbaes.uk
  • The Brasshouse Language Centre website: brasshouse.ac.uk
  • LSJ: The online Liddell-Scott-Jones Greek-English Lexicon: http://stephanus.tlg.uci.edu/
  • Woodhouse English-Greek Dictionary:lib.uchicago.edu/efts/Woodhouse
  • Athenaze Greek Exercises: http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/greek/
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